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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Thailand unites its people with flesh and blood.
    Land of Thailand belongs to the Thais.
    Long maintained its sovereignty, because the Thais have always been united.
    Thais are peace-loving, no cowards at distress.
    They shall allow no one to rob them of freedom, nor shall they suffer tyranny. Ready to die for freedom, safety and prosperity.
    Maybe this was written when Thailand was a different place to the one I have observed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    because the Thais have always been united.
    I guess not many politicians bother listening to the words...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Thailand unites its people with flesh and blood.
    Land of Thailand belongs to the Thais.
    Long maintained its sovereignty, because the Thais have always been united.
    Thais are peace-loving, no cowards at distress.
    They shall allow no one to rob them of freedom, nor shall they suffer tyranny. Ready to die for freedom, safety and prosperity.
    Maybe this was written when Thailand was a different place to the one I have observed?
    It was written by a fascist who dreamed of whipping Thailand into shape, presumably so it would look good in the tight pants that right-wingers seem to think look so stylish, right around the time Phibun and his pals came to the conclusion that Za Dai Nippon was the kewlest country evah. They had distinctly anti-monarchist tendencies, and seem to have thought that the writing of a song distinctly inferior to the Royal Anthem would somehow benefit their cause. Not sure how it managed to stick around, but national anthems are funny that way ("The Star Spangled Banner" being a classic case in point).

    Thanks to DD for posting this.
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    Thais are peace-loving, no cowards at distress.
    They shall allow no one to rob them of freedom, nor shall they suffer tyranny.
    Ready to die for freedom, safety and prosperity.
    So, If I were Thai would I understand the last three?

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    I think it's about time for every nation to update their anthems..all the current ones are irrelevant shite. Keep the tune, change the lyrics..

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    This is a great poot by Dirty Dog and one that is very useful to foriegners living in Thailand.It helps them to learn and to sing these important songs. No resident of Thailand should treat these songs or the sentiments that they display with lack of respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kapilvastu
    This is a great poot by Dirty Dog and one that is very useful to foriegners living in Thailand.It helps them to learn and to sing these important songs. No resident of Thailand should treat these songs or the sentiments that they display with lack of respect.
    Are you on drugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    I think it's about time for every nation to update their anthems..all the current ones are irrelevant shite. Keep the tune, change the lyrics..
    I wish they'd chage the tune as well for the British one. What an awful dirge it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kapilvastu
    This is a great poot by Dirty Dog and one that is very useful to foriegners living in Thailand.It helps them to learn and to sing these important songs. No resident of Thailand should treat these songs or the sentiments that they display with lack of respect.
    Are you on drugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    I think it's about time for every nation to update their anthems..all the current ones are irrelevant shite. Keep the tune, change the lyrics..
    I wish they'd chage the tune as well for the British one. What an awful dirge it is.
    It's a little austere, I suppose, but our American one is unsingable unless you're really drunk. There have been moves to change it, but nobody has come up with a better one that everyone can agree on- personally I like Woody Guthrie's "This Land" but tell people that and they think you're goddam communis'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo
    tell people that and they think you're goddam communis'.
    That's the problem when such a high percentage of your population are decidedly 3rd World.

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    I like the Thai national anthem. Musically I prefer it to the Cinema Anthem. When people stand to attention at the flag-down evening rendition its a moving display of patriotism.

    I prefer the Channel 3 visuals...



    ...because of the images of the soldiers abseiling from the helicopter gunships. I'm not quite sure what that shot is trying to say, but I still like it.

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    Quote from Marmite the Dog
    “Are you on drugs?”

    No, but neither am I bitter, cynical or disillusioned!
    I am grateful to have been guest in this country for many years and I try to act like a good guest and respect the culture and institutions of my host country.
    The trouble with many of the constantly bitching farangs on this site is that they are the sort of people who should never have left home.

    Dirty Dog; What have you done. I open up today to download the words that you posted and they seem to have been deleted. can we have them back please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kapilvastu
    . . .very useful to foriegners living in Thailand.It helps them to learn and to sing these important songs. No resident of Thailand should treat these songs or the sentiments that they display with lack of respect.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kapilvastu View Post
    Quote from Marmite the Dog
    “Are you on drugs?”

    No, but neither am I bitter, cynical or disillusioned!
    I am grateful to have been guest in this country for many years and I try to act like a good guest and respect the culture and institutions of my host country.
    Yes, you are a "guest," (a paying guest (including retired), or working, in which case you are not a guest but a resident) or at least a visitor. Why would you ever sing the national anthem of a foreign country? Would you expect Thais "to learn and sing" the national anthem of Uranus or wherever you come from? I'm sure you get a fair amount of uncomfortable smiles, not to mention giggles, out of the Thais.

    The Royal Anthem may be a different story- in a certain sense maybe everyone is a subject of the crown while in the country. Or maybe I'm putting too fine a point on things- it is probably better for the foreigner not to take a crack at singing a song as important as the Royal Anthem in public unless both a good singer and sincere-sounding. But I think it is fair to say the national anthem is for citizens to sing, which is not to say that it is a bad idea to learn the words and follow along.

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    [quote=robuzo;1129056]
    Quote Originally Posted by Kapilvastu
    the national anthem of Uranus
    The Uranian one is called 'Big Big summer, last one was a bummer, baby"
    (the 'have another drink-a-drink, have another drink-a-drink' mix)

    I for one would welcome it to replace the cinema anthem, accompanied with a photo montage of his majesty's 85 years on the throne.

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    The funniest video I ever shot was of my friend Gordy saluting the tv and attempting to sing the Thai national anthem with good intention but not doing very well.

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    In case you wanted to know

    Thai national anthem lyrics


    Thai transcription

    ประเทศไทยรวมเลือดเนื้อชาติเชื้อไทย
    pr-tht thai ruam leat-nea cht chea thai,

    เป็นประชารัฐไผทของไทยทุกส่วน
    pen pr-cha rt, ph-thai khŏng thai thk san,

    อยู่ดำรงคงไว้ได้ทั้งมวล
    y dam-rong khong wi di thng muan,

    ด้วยไทยล้วนหมายรักสามัคคี
    day thai lan măi, rk să-mk-khi,

    ไทยนี้รักสงบแต่ถึงรบไม่ขลาด
    thai n rk s-ngp, te thŭeng rp mi-khlt,

    เอกราชจะไม่ให้ใครข่มขี่
    k-k-rt ch mi hi khrai khm kh,

    สละเลือดทุกหยาดเป็นชาติพลี
    s-l leat thk yt pen cht phli,

    เถลิงประเทศชาติไทยทวีมีชัยชโย
    th-loeng pr-tht cht thai th-wi mi chai ch-yo.


    First English translation

    Thailand unites flesh and blood of Thais,
    Nation of the people; belonging to the Thais in every respect.
    Long maintained [has been] the independence,
    Because the Thais seek, and love, unity.
    Thais are peace-loving, But at war we're no cowards.
    Sovereignty will not be threatened.
    They will sacrifice every drop of their blood to contribute to the nation,
    Hail the nation of Thailand, long last the victory, Hurrah.


    Second English translation

    Thailand unites its people with flesh and blood,
    Land of Thailand belongs to the Thais.
    Long maintained its sovereignty,
    All Thais intend to unite together.
    Thais are peace-loving, no cowards at distress.
    They shall allow no one to rob them of freedom.
    Sacrificing every drop of blood for the nation,
    They will serve their country with pride and prestige, full of victory. Chai Yo (Cheers).



    Third English translation

    Thailand embraces in its bosom all people of Thai blood ,
    Every inch of Thailand belongs to the Thais.
    It has long maintained its sovereignty,
    Because the Thais have always been united.
    The Thai people are peace-loving, But they are no cowards at war.
    Nor shall they suffer tyranny.
    All Thais are ready to give up every drop of blood ,
    For the nation's safety, freedom and progress.
    Last edited by Carrabow; 28-02-2011 at 05:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kapilvastu
    The trouble with many of the constantly bitching farangs on this site is that they are the sort of people who should never have left home.
    Bye bye, don't let the door hit you on the way out.
    I hear Thai Visa is quite accommodating for people like you, you should feel right at home.

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    once heard a whole bunch of farangs
    sing the thai national athem up in khon kaen
    and i have to admit it sounded good
    but that doesn't stop me thinkin that it's all bollocks
    and that the raising of flags are just rags.

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    I quite like the Indian one...



    ...Video sucks though

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    "Sacrificing every drop of blood for the nation" & "They will serve their country with pride and prestige, full of victory. Chai Yo (Cheers)".

    It appears as though the 'every drop of blood' doctrine is diminishing (thank heavens). Also, this 'every drop of blood' statement is quite aggresive.

    Unfortunately, many Thai people have these hideous anthems 'burnt' into their heads, do no not have the easy access to the rest of the world due to Thai government internet blockades. If they did have easy access to the rest of the world, they may realise that their 'anthems' promote xenophobia & racism.
    Idiots! I'm surrounded by idiots!

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    So His Majesty didn't write the National Anthem then?

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    The melody was composed by Phra Jenduriyang and the words are by Luang Saranuprapan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    Ready to die for freedom
    and promptly served by Tinsulanonda & friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    Land of Thailand belongs to the Thais.
    and they can keep it all.

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    Farangs that learn this shit are muppets who have too much spare time on their hands, they are probably the ones who are not busy drinking themselves to death.

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